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Tips for Beating Winter Mold

Posted in Blog | Indoor Air Quality | Mold Inspection on October 28th, 2015 by Ian Stevens

If you or your family members are susceptible to allergies, or simply care about mold in your home this blog post is for you. Mold is known to thrive during the wet winter months, a time when we tend to keep windows and doors closed and stay indoors more often. Below are some tips to take into consideration in regards to the colder months ahead and mold in your home:

Look up:

If you have an attic, chances are mold can possibly be having a holiday of their own up there! Have a professional check your attic for mold and if it is found, have them take the necessary precautions to rid of it.

Be aware of moisture:

Various places throughout your home can be a breeding ground for mold if they stay damp for an extended period of time. Be cautious of bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens, as these are the places where mold tend to grows due to moisture. If you have an exhaust fan in your bathroom, use it. Wipe down the walls in your shower after use, check the moisture controls in your refrigerator, and never leave wet laundry in the washer.

Use HEPA filters:

These filters can help to trap mold spores and prevent them from circulating throughout your home or office.

Dehumidify:

Humidity levels should be less than 60% to discourage mold formation. If you don’t have a dehumidifier as part of your furnace/air conditioning units, you may want to add one or more stand-alone dehumidifiers to place around your house.

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